Lupinus arboreus

Lupinus arboreus

Tree lupin

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lupinus arboreus
  • Common name: Tree lupin
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 2m

Spread: 2m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Lupinus arboreus

The tree lupin, Lupinus arboreus, is a beautiful evergreen shrub, bearing silky shoots and grey-green leaves. From late spring to summer, fragrant yellow, sometimes blue, flowers appear. These are similar to the cultivated varieties of lupin but are held in looser panicles. As with cultivated lupins, Lupinus arboreus flowers are attractive to bumblebees.

For best results grow Lupinus arboreus in well-drained soil in full sun.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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